April 4, 2017
I've finally created a Steam Greenlight campaign!

Come by and give STRACO an upvote!

Read more about it on Indie DB!

Greenlight Trailer!
February 16th, 2017
Make a name for yourself with the new Global High Scores! Also now available: control rebinding! Always wanted to rebind your controls (without editing obscure text files)? Well now you can! Plus other fun abilities like switching between controller and keyboard mid mission!

Check out Indie DB for all the glorious details!
February 4th, 2016
A new demo release is available over at Indie DB!

Prior to this release, STRACO was stuck at 720p resolution (1280x720) BOOO! Now, there is an infinite* number of resolution options, HORAY! You are only limited by your imagination**! *not really infinite **actually limited by your system specs

Read more about it (and download the demo) over at Indie DB!
November 26, 2015
To celebrate Thanksgiving, we've created a special turkey leg launcher just for you!

Download for free from!

Happy Turkey Day!
November 18, 2015
It's been a long time coming, but the STRACO PC BETA is available NOW!

Don't forget to let me know what you think about it (or any bugs!) with my Contact page or in my Forums!

Download for free from!

August 12, 2014
The update to STRACO: Purge and Conquest has finally made it to the Xbox 360's Marketplace!  Simply start the game and you will be asked to update your version.  No more Code 4 and framerate issues in the base missions!  HOORAY!
August 5, 2014
We've revamped the site to be more pleasant to the eye and easier to update!  We hope you like it!!!
August 4, 2014
The update to Purge and Conquest passed Peer Review on the 2nd!  However, Microsoft's marketplace is currently not allowing new games OR updates to existing games to publish to the marketplace.  This issue is being looked into by Microsoft and hopefully will be resolved soon.  We apologize for the unexpected delay in fixing the Code 4 issue, but it truly is out of our hands now.  We thank you for your patience.
July 30, 2014
I'm VERY sorry to announce that we have found a crash bug in STRACO: Purge and Conquest.  The issue revolves around the pathfinding for the enemy AI in the underground base missions.   Basically, if you walk on certain areas of the map, the game will crash.  We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.

However, we have good news!  The bug has been squashed, and an update is in the review queue now!  We estimate another few days to get all of the Peer Review passes, and then you can all go back to happily blowing everything up!
June 14, 2014
We are very proud to announce that STRACO: Purge and Conquest is Available NOW on Xbox LIVE Indie Games!  It's only $1 so get it while supplies last!

Launch Trailer!
Oct 24, 2013
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Yes, even if you are making disparaging remarks about our games.

Michael Johnson
Not Very Original
Oct 24, 2013
Mar 24, 2013
STRACO v2.0 is available now from the Xbox Marketplace! Just make sure you update to the latest version and you will have access to all new gameplay, graphics, global high scores and much more!

We hope you all like it as much as we do!

Version 2.0 Release Video!
Mar 20, 2013
STRACO is back in Peer Review!  So once it passes it will be available as an update on your XBox!

Jan 24, 2013
OK, it's been a while with no updates... but fear not! We are still working on the new version! Here is a little taste of what is in store: The new UI! We decided to do away with all of those raw numbers and give you an easy to read group of bars instead. We hope you like it!

Hurray for bars!
Jan 10, 2013
We are back from the holidays and have a status update for everyone: new tiles and trees are comming soon to STRACO!  Click the image below to see a larger version.

No more square tiles and odd looking trees!  WOOHOO!
Nov 23, 2012
We are very proud to announce that STRACO is Available NOW on Xbox LIVE Indie Games!  It's only 80 Microsoft Points (that's $1!) so get it while supplies last!
Nov 7, 2012
We've added the worlds worst forum software (old link removed, the NEW new forums are at proboards) so you can tell us how great we are!  Oh yeah, and you can report bugs there as well.  Sorry again for how awful they are, but something is better than nothing right?  RIGHT?!?!?!  Bring on the forum spam bots!  No, please don't do that...
Nov 6, 2012
We've created new box art and added 4 new screen shots for STRACO!  Check it all out on the official STRACO page!  Oh yeah, and it's now called STRACO : Episode 1
Nov 6, 2012
As we get closer to releasing STRACO we thought a new layout (any layout actually) was in order!  So... new website!  HUZZAH!
Aug 31, 2012
The 8 winners have been announced!  Congrats to everyone who won!
Aug 23, 2012
The top 40 Finalists have been announced!  Unfortunately, STRACO is not one of them.  Oh well, there's always next year...
Jun 18, 2012
We have submitted STRACO to Dream Build Play 2012!  DBP is a game programming contest put on by Microsoft with a grand prize of $40,000!  You can see our entry page HERE!

DBP 2012 Video!

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